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Child car seat fitting

How to make sure it is correctly done | THE INDEPENDENT | Research suggests that more than 70% of all child car seats are incorrectly fitted, or the wrong size. Here’s everything you need to know about making sure your child car seat is fitted correctly. A twisted belt, resting …

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Secret Lubowa Hospital dealings

The construction of the costly facility shouldn’t be shrouded because it took taxpayer money COMMENT |CISSY KAGABA | On August 6, 2019, the Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine and Members of Parliament from the National Economy Committee were denied access to the site …

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Longer gaps between births

Can halve infant deaths among poor not rich | THE INDEPENDENT | In some of the world’s least-developed countries, spacing births two years apart, instead of one, can nearly halve infant mortality rates, a study finds. But in more developed nations, increasing the interval between successive childbirths makes little difference …

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Vehicle fuel economy ratings

Mitsubishi Triton case shows why you should be concerned  Fuel economy ratings given by vehicle manufacturers are being questioned following a landmark decision by a consumer tribunal in the Supreme Court of Victoria State in Australia. The Victoria consumer tribunal awarded a full refund to a Mitsubishi Triton owner who …

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Breast cancer screening

3-D mammograms are popular, but are they better than 2-D?  In recent years, women getting a mammogram have had a new decision to make: 2-D or 3-D? Some breast-care centers have touted the newer 3-D mammography technology as more accurate. But while initial research suggests that it may be a …

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Acholi culture to fight HIV

Ancient fireside gatherings could tackle stigma | BONNIE FOURNIER | For 25 years, northern Uganda was devastated by civil war. During this time the area’s residents, many of whom belong to the Acholi people, were forced from their homes. They ended up living in internally displaced camps, relying on the …

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Drug-resistant TB

A new study offers new hope | Andrew Nunn and I.D. Rusen | Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in the world from a single infectious disease, causing more deaths than HIV/AIDS. In 2017, 10 million people developed TB disease globally and an estimated 1.6 million died. One …

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